Definition of Family Valerianaceae
1. Noun. Genus of mostly herbs having a characteristic fetid odor.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Rubiales, Rubiales
Member holonyms: Genus Valeriana, Valeriana, Genus Valerianella, Valerianella, Centranthus, Genus Centranthus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Valerianaceae
Literary usage of Family Valerianaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"family Valerianaceae. Valerian Family. These plants are all herbs, contained in 9 genera and about 275 species of wide distribution. ..."
2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"... L. Valerian family (Valerianaceae). Valeriana; valerian; garden-valerian; vandal-root. Perennial herb, 2 to 5 feet high, native of Europe; escaped from ..."